Aegidinus venezuelensis Colby, 2009

Frolov, Andrey V., Akhmetova, Lilia A. & Vaz-de-Mello, Fernando Z., 2019, Contribution to the knowledge of Aegidinus Arrow (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Orphninae): new species and comments on the classification and nomenclature, Journal of Natural History 53 (11), pp. 725-747 : 741-742

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.1080/00222933.2019.1606953

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:09AA5C86-5138-42A7-9646-9FF2A7F46767

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3680494

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/9F138799-E547-B07F-9BBA-584ED3C5F9B0

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Valdenar

scientific name

Aegidinus venezuelensis Colby, 2009
status

 

Aegidinus venezuelensis Colby, 2009

Aegidinus venezuelensis Colby, 2009: 38

Type locality. Venezuela, Distrito Capital, Caracas.

Type material examined

Holotype. Female at MNHN labelled ‘ Vénézuéla Caracas/EX MUSEO N VAN DE POLL/ MUSÉUM PARIS 1936 COLL. A. BOUCOMONT/ Aegidinus brasiliensis R. Paulian det. Arr./ Aegidinus venezuelensis Colby HOLOTYPE ’.

Remarks

The type of this species cannot be reliably distinguished from Ae. guianensis and Ae. howdenorum females. Distribution suggests that it may belong rather to Ae. howdenorum , but additional material is needed. It should be noted that Ae. howdenorum is known from a pair of specimens; the third female from ‘ Colombia ’ was tentatively identified as Ae. howdenorum and cannot be distinguished from females of Ae. guianensis . Considering the similarity of the two species – guianensis and howdenorum differ only in a slightly different shape of the parameres, the difference smaller than in other Aegidinus species – additional material is also needed to clarify whether this difference is not due to the geographic variability among populations of one species.

MNHN

Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Hybosoridae

Genus

Aegidinus

Loc

Aegidinus venezuelensis Colby, 2009

Frolov, Andrey V., Akhmetova, Lilia A. & Vaz-de-Mello, Fernando Z. 2019
2019
Loc

Aegidinus venezuelensis

Colby 2009: 38
2009